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Capitalisation of words preceded by abbreviated letter in French Edit

Regardless of the current debate about capitalization, I would like to know what is LyricWikia's policy on capitalisation of words following an abbreviated article, especially in French. I also invite the admins to complete the "Page Names" documentation accordingly. Some examples are:

Joseph d'Anvers or Joseph D'Anvers ? (d' stands for de, meaning "of" or "from")

Le Temps De l'Amour or Le Temps De L'Amour ? (l' stands for le, meaning "the")

Tx. Jmmelko (talk) 14:48, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

A contraction is considered a word, so it should be "D'Anvers" and "L'Amour". — 6×9 (Talk) 08:23, January 6, 2015 (UTC)

Repitition Edit

From this page [] it says "The lyrics should always be transcribed as sung and reflect what is sung on the recording -- including repeating any even if these differ from the "official" lyrics published in the liner notes or elsewhere ... Repeated lines, stanzas, refrains, etc. should be included in full, rather than using notations such as "repeat", "4x", or "chorus". It is also not necessary to add notations such as "instrumental break."

- Can someone please explain to me why this is a rule?

- What's the purpose of having repeating lines?

- Listeners are intelligent enough to know what someone is singing if the line is written down once. We don't need explicit explanation for repeating lines we've already heard and understood. It's clunky, makes the transcribing process longer and annoying, and is not necessary for understanding. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cblupo (talkcontribs), 20:07, January 17, 2015 (UTC).

Short & sweet answer: We have lyrics in over a hundred languages, do you know what chorus, refrain, bridge, hook, coda etc, is in every language? Didn't think so  ;)
The simplest possible instruction is to transcribe as sung, everybody knows cut & paste. --ES (talk) 06:48, January 18, 2015 (UTC) I paid for a full song, I want the full lyrics!

Letter "i" changed in Capital letter "l" when Bold?Edit

It's something I noticed the first time yesterday, while I created the page AZEB Guys. When the write is Bold, the letter "i" is shown as "l". The "Belgium" is spelled "BelgIum", "Pieter" is spelled "PIeter", "Neirynck" is spelled "NeIrynck", "Vandepapeliere" is spelled "VandepapelIere" etc ... but "India" is spelled correctly ...

Checked in three browsers, with both monobook and wikia skins, and "i" appeared as "i", bold or not. Might be your browser, font, or resolution… Does the effect disappear when you zoom in? — 6×9 (Talk) 13:48, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
You're right, it's the zoom ... but I go the issue only in the words I listed but not with the words "India Dichtbij"--TormyVanCool (talk) 14:33, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Nonsense Lyrics Edit

Is there a language tag for nonsense lyrics, or how should I handle it? The song in question is Mili:Sacramentum:Unaccompanied Hymn For Torino EDIT: I found it, it's "Nonsense words" --Snowflakepixie (talk) 22:17, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Song link bug? Edit

I added the lyrics to a Judy Collins song called Tim Evans on her Maid of Sorrows album. I hadn't registered as a user of the site when doing this. The link to the song title remains red (page unavailable). However, when I click on the red song link it states the page with this title is already created. How can the link from the album page be corrected? --Rupples (talk) 03:33, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

OK - after a long struggle I've fathomed it out by deleting the existing link and then re-entering it! --Rupples (talk) 04:02, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

That was likely a cached version of the page. After a little while, it would've turned blue. You can also open the page for editing and then save it (no need to make any changes) to make it reload, as you found out! - OneTwoThreeFall (talk) 06:45, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

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